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C04321v1 Master of Advanced Journalism

Award(s): Master of Advanced Journalism (MAdvJour)
UAC code: 940520(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 092500G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Master of Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, deep knowledge and adaptive capabilities to build a career in today's rapidly changing and often highly disrupted media landscape.

Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. They have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging areas of journalistic practice, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting, and work with leading practitioners in investigative, sports and entrepreneurial journalism.

The overarching aim is to foster agility and innovation in the local, regional and global media landscape.

This course is part of an articulated program of study and is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to fully harness the power of journalism, from existing media professionals and journalism graduates needing to upgrade skills or try new things to people interested in realising the full potential of digital disruption.

Course aims

Graduates of the program:

  • have strong and flexible research, reporting and production skills, and a critical understanding of contemporary media
  • are innovative practitioners and agile thinkers who are able to develop new ideas and practices across journalism and media
  • strive towards leadership positions that are grounded in ethical, professional and transparent practice
  • possess the ability to work across platforms, channels and disciplines in digital and emerging environments
  • have an understanding of the role of the media in local, regional, national and global contexts.

Career options

Career options include reporter, producer, presenter and editor across all types of private and public media, broadcast and publishing organisations including digital start-ups, the not-for-profit sector and non-media publishers.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Possess an advanced understanding of the professional skills and techniques in a range of contexts appropriate to contemporary journalism practice
1.2 Apply a high-level of initiative to create content using multiple techniques and within industry accepted frameworks of accountability
2.1 Understand the complex capabilities of computer-assisted learning, data and other numeric-based techniques for advanced academic inquiry
2.2 Reflect critically on the theory and professional practice of contemporary journalism
2.3 Plan and execute a substantial research-based project, demonstrating advanced communication and technical research skills
3.1 Ability to apply professional skills responsibly and respectfully in multiple cultural and ethno-centric contexts
4.1 Understand how journalism practice can advance story-telling, understanding and cohesion within and across Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities
5.1 Develop and maintain collaborative networks, contacts and linkages within industry bodies and across disciplines, while ensuring ethical practice and social responsibility at all times
6.1 Demonstrate advanced skills in engagement to enable effective communication with multiple stakeholders, using traditional and emerging techniques
6.2 Harness multiple channels of communication, understanding the power and limitations of each as a tool to spread information and engage specific audiences and communities.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree:

  • the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture (e.g. Bachelor of Arts), or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture, or creative arts, applicants must also have a minimum of two years' related professional work experience. Applicants must answer the employment question in the UAC application as employment experience is assessed according to the response provided.

For applicants with a master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification, the qualification can be in any field of study.

All applicants, except UTS undergraduate journalism graduates, need to submit the following:

  • a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the media industry
  • a CV
  • an example of their professional work.

To articulate into this course, applicants must have successfully completed at least two postgraduate journalism subjects at distinction grade or higher.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58; or CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Applications

Credit recognition

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism (C06104) are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course is one-and-a-half years of full-time or two-and-a-half years of part-time study.

Course structure

The course totals 72 credit points of study, made up of 48 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Course completion requirements

STM91174 Core subjects (Advanced Journalism) 48cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below for full-time and part-time students, commencing in either Autumn or Spring session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
57083 Advanced Journalism   8cp
57085 From Broadcast to Mobile Journalism and Beyond   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Spring session
57088 Journalism Studies   8cp
57192 Defamation, Drones and Ethics: Media Accountability   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57193 Data and Computational Journalism   8cp
57194 Journalism Major Project   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
57083 Advanced Journalism   8cp
57085 From Broadcast to Mobile Journalism and Beyond   8cp
Spring session
57088 Journalism Studies   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57192 Defamation, Drones and Ethics: Media Accountability   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Spring session
57193 Data and Computational Journalism   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
57194 Journalism Major Project   8cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
57083 Advanced Journalism   8cp
57085 From Broadcast to Mobile Journalism and Beyond   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
57088 Journalism Studies   8cp
57192 Defamation, Drones and Ethics: Media Accountability   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Spring session
57193 Data and Computational Journalism   8cp
57194 Journalism Major Project   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
57083 Advanced Journalism   8cp
57085 From Broadcast to Mobile Journalism and Beyond   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
57088 Journalism Studies   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Spring session
57192 Defamation, Drones and Ethics: Media Accountability   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
57193 Data and Computational Journalism   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism) 24cp  
Spring session
57194 Journalism Major Project   8cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism (C06104) and the Master of Advanced Journalism.

To be eligible to articulate into the Master of Advanced Journalism, students must have successfully completed at least two postgraduate journalism subjects at distinction grade or higher.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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